ibabannal) i§>tate QBmtoergttp g>atoannal), Georgia W$z One J^unbrefci Jf iitittl) Commencement lux et Veritas; 3Tune CtgFiti) Nineteen ^unbreb anb 3B£mets>-i§>etoen GDtoo (^'Clock p.m. i§>abannaF) Ctotc Center Urena (0rber of iProcesfsrton The Chief Marshal The Class Marshals Candidates for the Baccalaureate Degree Candidate for Masters Degree The Faculty The Presidential Party The academic regalia, the academic processional, and the ceremonial program are part of an ancient tradition of learning. This tradition is a unified, solemn occasion at which only applause is appropriate. The audience is asked to refrain from any form of expression and to reserve celebrations until the program is concluded. (Bvbev of berime Dr. John T. Wolfe, Jr., President Presiding PRELUDE "Eternal Life". . . Duncan Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist 'ACADEMIC PROCESSION "War March of the Priests". . . Felix Mendelssohn Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist INVOCATION Father Robert E. Chaney St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Savannah, Georgia SELECTION "Witness" Jack Hallorin Savannah State University Concert Choir Mr. Willie E. Jackson, Director ... Mr. Jerome Glover, Accompanist INTRODUCTION OF PLATFORM GUESTS AND SPEAKER Dr. John T. Wolfe, Jr. COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Justice Leah J. Sears Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia SELECTION "me Battle of Jericho" Moses G. Hogan Savannah State University Concert Choir INTRODUCTION OF UNDERGRADUATE DEANS Dr. Willie E. Johnson Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE College of Business Administration Dr. William Dowling College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Kenoye K. Eke College of Sciences and Technology Dr. Charlesworth Martin CONFERRING OF DEGREES . . .\ Dr. John T. Wolfe, Jr. Assisted by the Academic Deans and Mr. Robert Ray, Interim Registrar PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATE FOR THE MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DEGREE Dr. Willie Johnson Acting Associate Graduate Dean ALUMNI INDUCTION Mr. John Brown, President Savannah State University National Alumni Association PRESENTATION OF NAVAL RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Commander Welch Fair COMMISSIONING OF OFFICERS Reading the Commissioning Document Dr. George N. Williams Head, Department of Chemistry and Faculty Representative to NROTC Administering the Oath of Office N.R.O.T.C Commander Welch Fair A.R.O.T.C 1st Lt. George O. Mims BENEDICTION Father Robert E. Chaney * Alma Mater - Savannah State College Hymn ** RECESSIONAL "Pomp and Circumstance". . .Sir Edward Elgar Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist Savannah State College Hymn J. Randolph Fisher and Hillary Hatchett Let us give thanks and praise to Thee To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. Refrain Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee We hail Thee, S.S.C! * The audience is requested to stand. ** The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. USHERS - N.R.O.T.C. Midshipmen jftlastfer's; degree Conferred COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES JfWagter of public Stomtntetratton Sandra McCord Young Savannah State University ** ** • accalaureate degrees; Conferred COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Accounting ! Nikki Makeba Baker Camilla, Georgia DeMetrice Bonner Gray, Georgia *** Chanda LaRosa Cahoon Brunswick, Georgia Candi Necole Carter Savannah, Georgia * Linda Allison Collins Savannah, Georgia Patricia Drayton Dantzler Savannah, Georgia Wyman Roscoff Deal II Savannah, Georgia *** Sherry Lue Elmore-Phillips Savannah, Georgia * Timothy Blair Garris Savannah, Georgia Bryant Jerome Jackson, Jr Atlanta, Georgia Lenora Blanche Moore Walthourville, Georgia Michelle Rene Morgan Savannah, Georgia Kristi Diane Rayford Valdosta, Georgia Ella Oglesby Roberts Savannah, Georgia Gina Populus Stewart Richmond Hill, Georgia Daniel E. Stratton Savannah, Georgia Konah L. Terry Washington, D.C. Glenda Bland Warren Pooler, Georgia Charon C. Williams Hampton, Georgia John Fitzgerald Wilson Savannah, Georgia Computer Snformatton £s>p£tem£ Nakia Bretai Bowens Decatur, Georgia Shaneeka R. Golden Midway, Georgia Verline Jno-Baptiste Hinesville, Georgia * Kurtina L. Pollen Savannah, Georgia * Tia Donyel Roberts Savannah, Georgia * Tina Lashawn Turner Savannah, Georgia *Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia ** •** Jfflanagement Kelvin Bernard Albright Savannah, Georgia Michelle L. Braxton Atlanta, Georgia Bruce J. Carter Savannah, Georgia Sharonte Monique Clark Savannah, Georgia Colleen R. Donovan St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. Reggie Ramel Gadson Savannah, Georgia Dana Theresa Hackney Savannah, Georgia LaRona S. Johnson Savannah, Georgia Felica Michelle Jones Darien, Georgia Natasha Sanella Mildred McCann Savannah, Georgia Shirley M. Miller - Savannah, Georgia Tonya Lashall Parker Jesup, Georgia Erica Tatyana Pinckney Atlanta, Georgia Christopher Joseph Robertson Garden City, Georgia Kelli Sibert Plainfield, New Jersey Cameron Brooks Turner Savannah, Georgia ittarketing Deidra Olippiyah Combs Hartwell, Georgia Cedric Emil Curtis Augusta, Georgia Richard Carl Clevon Powell Savannah, Georgia Cordie Joseph Wright II Savannah, Georgia COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Cnglistf), language anb literature Keitra W. V. Bates Columbia, South Carolina Jason Edward Franklin Savannah, Georgia Treva Adriane Rivers Savannah, Georgia Dionne Raquel Roberts Nassau, Bahamas Rashan Jamal Weldon Savannah, Georgia David R. Wilburn, Jr Cleveland, Ohio ittaste Communications; ! Christine Lokotsch Aube Savannah, Georgia Taquita Latasha Brown Savannah, Georgia Mario Covington Columbus, Georgia Carlton Fitzgerald Fripp Decatur, Georgia Tolanda Antoinette Grant Savannah, Georgia Dara Ebun Green Savannah, Georgia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia ** Shavon Shanelia Herrington Savannah, Georgia Karla Jenell Lanier Savannah, Georgia Patrick Demarco McGhee Marshallville, Georgia Tamieka Nicole McKeever Atlanta, Georgia Jermaine Uganda Tyler .Augusta, Georgia Thomala Cathrine Wright College Park, Georgia Recreation anb ^arb &bmini£tration Lucinda Pascher Bryant Hinesville, Georgia Robert McRae, Jr Lyons, Georgia Jligtorp Brant Colston Attaway Savannah, Georgia Janice E. Johnson Garden City, Georgia Bobby Glenn Leaphart, Jr Waycross, Georgia Shannon O'Neill Smith Savannah, Georgia Tawanna Jeanell Thompson Savannah, Georgia Gregory Lawrence Tinsley Savannah, Georgia Criminal 3fu£tice William Lewis Allen Flovilla, Georgia Linda Marie Boone Hampton, Virginia Jimmie L. Brown, Jr Hinesville, Georgia Rodney Cornelious Brown Savannah, Georgia Terrence Eugene Canty Milledgeville, Georgia Mark Dean Carpenter Savannah, Georgia Patrick Lyndell Cobb Savannah, Georgia Demond Davis Miami, Florida Donald Adrian Davis Cambria Heights, New York Diane Cheresa Devore Savannah, Georgia Ameniah Florence Atlanta, Georgia Johnnie Maurice Green Ridgeland, South Carolina Albert Keith Harley Savannah, Georgia Griselda Denise Henley Griffin, Georgia Crystal Bend Houston Miami, Florida Kim Sheland Jones Toccoa, Georgia Nicole Hall Little Knoxville, Tennessee Larry Bernard Marshall Augusta, Georgia Oh'Mesha Michelle Miller . . . ." Savannah, Georgia Felicia Daniece Mincey Glennville, Georgia Gregory Leonard Mitchell Savannah, Georgia Larry Casavette Morgan Hinesville, Georgia Jeffery Lanard Moses Savannah, Georgia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia * * *• Jeffery Bernard Roberson Eastman, Georgia Betty J. Robertson Savannah, Georgia * Brenda Sheppard Smart Savannah, Georgia Kenya Marchell Smith Savannah, Georgia * Terrance Lenard Spikes College Park, Georgia Sheron Monique Thomas Savannah, Georgia Tonice Thompson-Cooper Garden City, Georgia Rodriquez Westbrook Augusta, Georgia Ira White, Jr Bayshore, New York Leigh Ontoinette Williams Leary, Georgia Shamika Lashawn Wyche Atlanta, Georgia political Science ** *• •** * ** * Marty Joe Alexander Savannah, Georgia Lisah T. Cason Savannah, Georgia Paul Lester Conyers, Jr Hinesville, Georgia Kendrick Dixon Augusta, Georgia Mark D. Greene Savannah, Georgia Simone Donna Pereira Naugatuck, Connecticut * Takisha Lashelle Phillips Savannah, Georgia Aretha RaMona Polite Savannah, Georgia Andre Cornelius Rolle Swainsboro, Georgia Abeba Liege Salter Tampa, Florida Damon Charles Sanders Savannah, Georgia Mashaunda Latrice Tanner Auburn, Georgia Natasha Dionne Thomas Savannah, Georgia Christopher Sharron Washington Savannah, Georgia Marsha Elaine Young Savannah, Georgia £s>octologp * Tameka Yvette Brown Atlanta, Georgia * Katina Voncille Hardy Savannah, Georgia Gerrado M. Jivens Savannah, Georgia Courtney Richelle Killings . . . \ Cordele, Georgia Robert E. Mack V Hampton, Virginia Kwesi Osakwe Matthews Milledgeville, Georgia Stanley Allen Roberts Savannah, Georgia Corey Demetrius Robinson Valdosta, Georgia * Rose LaVerne Allen Williams Savannah, Georgia Social Work Cherlyn L. Alexis Savannah, Georgia *** Brenda Gail Benjamin Savannah, Georgia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia ** * * ** ** * • Marcia Kane Berens Savannah, Georgia Tamara Denise Brown Savannah, Georgia Beverly Denise Conaway Tybee Island, Georgia Tonia Lashawn Dearman Hinesville, Georgia Karen Denise Elleby Savannah, Georgia Rhonda Hayward Hinesville, Georgia Sonya Lolita Jackson Jesup, Georgia Frank Errol James Savannah, Georgia Lottye Shider Leftridge Savannah, Georgia Lucy Polite Murray Savannah, Georgia Dorothy A. Oliver Savannah, Georgia Andrea Monique Owens . .Savannah, Georgia Myoki Yanatri Paige Nashville, Tennessee DiAnca Leinell Rogers Savannah, Georgia Tonya Lashell Scott Savannah, Georgia Virginia Dell Shore Savannah, Georgia Robert L. Speight, Jr Thunderbolt, Georgia Kendra Janine Stallings Augusta, Georgia Tara Luciana Washington Georgetown, South Carolina Terri Wilkins White Savannah, Georgia Deleste Dionne Williams Augusta, Georgia COLLEGE OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Althea Adams Savannah, Georgia KaReem Antwone Beckett Savannah, Georgia Monica Alicia Berry Savannah, Georgia Ingrid Avis Byrd Savannah, Georgia Edric Reynolds Carrington Cambridge, Massachusetts Natarsia Catrice Flournoy Savannah, Georgia Valarie Patrice Harris Moultrie, Georgia Tameshia Meyon Hill Eatonton, Georgia Christina Lynn Hollingshed .Savannah, Georgia Roderick Lamar Jones Atlanta, Georgia Amice Bostic Lofton Portal, Georgia Kejuanna LaDuwan Manor Savannah, Georgia Lemuel Orlandus Maynard Atlanta, Georgia Gigi Michelle Miller Atlanta, Georgia Darrell Montreal O'Neal Savannah, Georgia Kenya Tara Read Savannah, Georgia LaTanya Demetrix Singleton Macon, Georgia Corey Demetrius Tate Augusta, Georgia Analisa Denise Thompson Savannah, Georgia LaNissa Dawn Trice Macon, Georgia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia ** Eddie J. Turner Tampa, Florida Darivia Rashawn Wheeler Atlanta, Georgia Frank Lambert Wright Savannah, Georgia Frankeena Lynette Wright Savannah, Georgia jrltarine Ptologp ** • *** Kenneth Jason Floyd Guyton, Georgia Robert K. Johnson Savannah, Georgia Rodrick Dewan Lindsey Alapaha, Georgia Roderick Niskofa Mitchell Decatur, Georgia Cnbtronmental i§>tut)te£ ***! Lawrence Marion Bristow Savannah, Georgia Daniel Bovian Gerald Florence, South Carolina Ryan Chad Williams Washington, District of Columbia Cfjemttftrp Krystal Regina Carithers Comer, Georgia Donya Deannette Dean Savannah, Georgia Framika Lesha Dove Hazelhurst, Georgia Juliet Denise Kearse Savannah, Georgia Christopher Micheal Richardson Albany, Georgia Thea Burke Williams Savannah, Georgia Jfftatljematic* ** * *•* • * Mark Edward Antley Lobeco, South Carolina Marcus Norman Brown Savannah, Georgia Isaac L. Felton Fort Valley, Georgia Margelet Hamilton Savannah, Georgia Donrell A. B. Johnson Augusta, Georgia James Alexander Lecounte Midway, Georgia Eric Devonte Lee Decatur, Georgia Kimberly Delores Love Savannah, Georgia Tamura Delana Magwood Columbus, Georgia Angela Levon Miller Edison, Georgia Tamara Lakisha Render Atlanta, Georgia ! Mahesh Kumar Rimal Nepal Eric C. Rodgers Macon, Georgia Nhi Tu Vuong Savannah, Georgia Markus Keith Wilburn Macon, Georgia • • •** 'Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia Chemical engineering ^Cecljnologp Robena Wilkins Robinson Savannah, Georgia Cibil engineering Cecfjnologp ** Sabah Nasser A. Ali Bayon, Kuwait ** Willis Joel Hillery, Jr Brunswick, Georgia Lynette Renee Jones Savannah, Georgia ** Hassan Jassem Karam Savannah, Georgia Stephen Musyoka Nguttu Mombasa, Kenya electronic^ engineering Cedfmologp * Kevin Lamar Bloodworth Savannah, Georgia Altramesia Lashon Grady Savannah, Georgia ! Dwayne Noel Kent Charlotte, North Carolina Brian London Magwood Savannah, Georgia James P. Searles Decatur, Georgia Kyle Moses Small Waynesboro, Georgia Andre West Savannah, Georgia Jfilerijanical engineering Cecljnologp Khaleifah Rashed Alshamlan Kuwait Reyadh Kh Hussain Savannah, Georgia Adrian Tremayne Long Dewy Rose, Georgia Roger Dalton Nisbett Savannah, Georgia Irvin Patrick Riley, Jr Savannah, Georgia eomputer Science Ceclmologp Chico Alpantonio Harris Sandersville, Georgia Terrence Maurice Owens Atlanta, Georgia Terry Ann Smith ; Savannah, Georgia Bridgette Shonyella Williams Savannah, Georgia eijemtetrp anb JfWatljematics? Christopher Micheal Richardson Albany, Georgia electronics; engineering Qtedfmologp anb jttatljematics; I C Cochran III Pelham, Georgia Eric Lavone Wolf , Morven, Georgia * *** ** *** ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia Computer engineering Ceclmologp Kevin Lamar Bloodworth Savannah, Georgia Carey James Driver Atlanta, Georgia Chico Alpantonio Harris Sandersville, Georgia Deltrinee Shondrail Owens Savannah, Georgia Terrence Maurice Owens Atlanta, Georgia Anthony Jerome Sanders Savannah, Georgia James P. Searles Decatur, Georgia Terry Ann Smith Savannah, Georgia Andre West Savannah, Georgia J|onor£ program (©rabuateg Marty Joe Alexander Christine Lokotsch Aube Krystal Regina Carithers I C Cochran III Christopher Micheal Richardson Thea Burke Williams Eric Lavone Wolf J|ope gkljolarstyip <©rabuate£ Brant Colston Attaway Kevin Lamar Bloodworth Krystal Regina Carithers Patrick Lyndell Cobb Linda Allison Collins Paul Lester Conyers, Jr. Shaneeka R. Golden Tolanda Antoinette Grant Dara Ebun Green Margelet Hamilton Willis Joel Hillery, Jr. Bryant Jerome Jackson, Jr. Felica Michelle Jones Kim Sheland Jones Lemuel Orlandus Maynard Patrick Demarco McGhee Simone Donna Pereira Takisha Lashelle Phillips Kurtina L. Pollen Tamara Lakisha Render Christopher Micheal Richardson Corey Demetrius Robinson Andre Cornelius Rolle Tonya Lashell Scott Terrance Lenard Spikes Analisa Denise Thompson Eddie J. Turner Tina Lashawn Turner Thomala Catherine Wright NOTE: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. ^Summa Cum Laude 'Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia onor #raDuate£ ^umma Cum Haube (3.75 - 4.00) Christine Lokotsch Aube Brenda Gail Benjamin Lawrence Marion Bristow Chanda LaRosa Cahoon Lisah T. Cason Kenneth Jason Floyd Sherry Lue Elmore-Phillips Christopher Micheal Richardson Nhi Tu Vuong Thea Burke Williams Eric Lavone Wolf ittagna Cum Haube (3.40 - 3.749) Althea Adams Marty Joe Alexander Sabah Nasser A. Ali Brant Colston Attaway Krystal Regina Carithers I C Cochran III Willis Joel Hillery, Jr. Frank Errol James Robert K. Johnson Hassan Jassem Karam Nicole Hall Little Christopher Joseph Robertson Andre Cornelius Rolle Eddie J. Turner Glenda Bland Warren Terri Wilkins White Leigh Ontoinette Williams John Fitzgerald Wilson Cum Haube (3.00 - 3.39) Mark Edward Antley Kevin Lamar Bloodworth Michelle L. Braxton Tamara Denise Brown Tameka Yvette Brown Sharonte Monique Clark Patrick Lyndell Cobb Linda Allison Collins Paul Lester Conyers, Jr. Donya Deannette Dean Carlton Fitzgerald Fripp Timothy Blair Garris Shaneeka R. Golden Tolanda Antoinette Grant Dara Ebun Green Margelet Hamilton Katina Voncille Hardy Crystal Bend Houston Felica Michelle Jones Kim Sheland Jones Roderick Dewan Lindsey Kimberly Delores Love Lemuel Orlandus Maynard Patrick Demarco McGhee Gregory Leonard Mitchell Lucy Polite Murray Roger Dalton Nisbett Takisha Lashelle Phillips Kurtina L. Pollen Tamara Lakisha Render Ella Oglesby Roberts Tia Donyel Roberts DiAnca Leinell Rogers Tonya Lashell Scott Virginia Dell Shore Brenda Sheppard Smart Robert L. Speight, Jr. Terrence Lenard Spikes Natasha Dionne Thomas Analisa Denise Thompson Tina Lashawn Turner Gregory Lawrence Tinsley Rashan Jamal Weldon David R Wilburn, Jr. Rose LaVerne Allen Williams Thomala Catherine Wright Tara Luciana Washington Wtyt Ungntftcance of tEfje $3cabemtc jfflace Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State University Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the University. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State University was designed and made from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Technology. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Jr., former Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. The University motto is "Lux Et Veritas" (Light and Truth"). SHcabemtc Cogtumeg Modern academic dress, has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago, it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress, has the same design for all degrees: black and square-shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degrees, worn open or closed, has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut, and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is however, the most distinctive feature of the academic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and the shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Arts, Letters, Humanities White Oratory (Speech) Silver Gray Business Drab Philosophy Dark Blue Economics Copper Physical Education Sage Green Education Light Blue Public Administration....Peacock Blue Law Purple Public Administration....Peacock Blue Library Science Lemon Science Golden Yellow Music Pink Social Work Citron Theology Scarlet At Savannah State University, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.